New Romney Claim: He “Retired Retroactively” To 1999
You see, says Romney advisor Ed Gillespie, Mitt Romney didn’t intend to retire when he left Bain in 1999, but he wound up retiring, so the retirement was retroactive to 1999. Got it?
Romney advisor Ed Gillespie went on CNN’s State of the Union to clear up any suspicions over his boss’s quit date at Bain Capitol. He explained that Romney “retired retroactively” from Bain in 2002 after he left to manage the Salt Lake Olympics. “You know there may have been a thought at the time that it could be part time. It was not part time. The Olympics was in a shambles,” he said. “He took a leave of absence and in fact, Candy, ended up not going back at all and retired retroactively to February 1999 as a result.” Gillespie also conceded Obama’s attack ads were working. “They want to talk about anything other President Obama’s dismal record on the economy, and it’s working,” he said.